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Jakarta workmen hold their own ‘Asian Games’

Jakarta workmen held their own version of the Asian Games in the city’s streets as they downed tools for Indonesia’s annual independence day celebrations on Friday. Workers played football, held tugs-of-war and climbed a greasy bamboo pole as part of their traditional celebrations, held this year a day ahead of ...

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Pogba should have been captain from the off, says Scholes

Photo: AFP French star Paul Pogba should have been Manchester United captain from the moment he arrived in 2016 and that might have prompted more consistency, former United midfield star Paul Scholes told the BBC on Friday. The 25-year-old World Cup winner — who scored a superb goal in the ...

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England recall Stokes for third Test against India

Photo: AFP England have recalled Ben Stokes to their starting XI for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, captain Joe Root announced Friday. All-rounder Stokes was added to England’s 13-man squad on Tuesday, just hours after being acquitted on a charge of affray at Bristol Crown Court. Stokes ...

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Shamed batsman Bancroft to play for Durham in 2019

Photo: AFP Disgraced Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft will play for Durham in 2019, the English county side announced on Friday, omitting to mention in their statement his role in a scandal that rocked the sport. The 25-year-old opening batsman received a nine-month ban for his part in a ball-tampering scandal ...

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Sarfraz asks Imran Khan not to end departmental cricket in Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed said department cricket has played an important role in Pakistan. Photo: AFP National cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed has requested prime minister-elect Imran Khan not to put an end to departmental cricket in the country. Departmental cricket involves teams from national institutions and private organisations like the SSGC, ...

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France top FIFA rankings following World Cup 2018 win

France celebrate with the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy after beating Croatia in the final on July 15, 2018 at Moscow, Russia. Photo: Reuters World champions France predictably shot to the top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday while previous leaders Germany slumped to 15th after their humiliating first ...

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Del Potro cruises into third round

Juan Martin del Potro sent Chung Hyeon packing from the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. Photo: Reuters Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 on Thursday in a Cincinnati Open second-round match carried over from the previous day because of inclement weather. Bad weather continued to ...

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